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Culture Watch


  • Art and Defacement: Basquiat at the Guggenheim

    by Sam Ben-Meir

    The Guggenheim’s glance back to 1983 and the death of Michael Stewart accomplishes what art exhibitions should, but all too rarely do – it grants us perspective on our present moment.


  • Will We all Survive by the Skin of Our Teeth?

    by Bruce Chadwick

    The Skin of Our Teeth is a colossal success, a perceptive look back to the past and to the future and from post-World War II life to the present day and to our future, too. 


  • When the Future is the Past: A ‘Star Wars’ Summer at Tanglewood

    by Bruce Chadwick

    This Sunday afternoon, the star fleet from the evil Empire, the storm troopers of Darth Vader and the nasty masters of the Death Star will once again battle the good guys at, of all places, the renown Tanglewood music center in Lenox, Massachusetts, as part of a three-concert film tribute to music composer John Williams.